Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Forest and Folk is moving to Wolverton

Forest and Folk is moving to Wolverton!

After a fantastic year at the beautiful Milton Keynes Arts Centre site in Great Linford, Forest and Folk are going to be moving to a new venue from September 1st.

They will be co-locating with the innovative Milton Keynes Community Fridge initiative at the Old Bath House Community Centre on Stratford Road in Wolverton. As a project that seeks to address food waste, this feels like a good fit and opportunity to engage with more people around reducing plastic packaging waste associated with food and household goods.

To this end, our last trading day at the current site will be Saturday 29th July from 10am-5pm. Please join us for 50% off bulk wholefoods (while stocks last) and a celebration of the past year. They will be closed during August whilst they prepare for the move.

Over the next few weeks their opening times will be:

Thursday 20th CLOSED

Friday 21st July CLOSED

Saturday 22nd July open 10-4pm

Thursday 27th July CLOSED

Friday 28th July open 10-5pm

Saturday 29th July open

Look for updates via their website www.forestandfolk.co.uk

MK Vegan Festival

Milton Keynes Vegan Festival

Sat 29th July 10-4pm
Cruelty free products and vegan food to try or buy, charity and rescue stalls, info, speakers and music in the garden.
Trinity Centre, Fishermead Boulevard, MK6

Friday, 14 July 2017

MK LetNet Taster Day

MK LetNet Taster Day
23rd July,1-5pm at Westbury Arts Centre
Visit the MK LetNet website for details http://mkletnet.org.uk 

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Wild Food Forage on your Doorstep

Would you like to learn how to safely forage for wild food? July is a wonderful time of year to come on one of our foraging walks. 

Alissa is leading just three very special 2 hour walks in North Milton Keynes this July. 

We will look at how to make a nourishing and tasty nettle seed sprinkle, a soothing summer tea and a natural incense amongst other things!

25th July, 6-8pm, £25

Book online via Forest and Folk Botanticals website www.forestandfolk.co.uk 

MK Feast 16th July

MK FEAST, Milton Keynes’ premier food and drinks festival returns to Bradwell Abbey on Sunday the 16th July. Initiated by MK Food Revolution and supported by Total MK, the festival will showcase the best of Milton Keynes’ home-grown products and produce in a family-friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

For this month’s edition of MK FEAST, cold food stalls, artists and street food vans will set up camp for the day. Traders will be occupy both of the historical barns as well as the court yard. Apart from a wider selection of street food, there will be face painting for the kids as well as live music for everyone. A local craft beer bar will be run by Milton Keynes’ specialist beer shop, the MK Biergarten

Bradwell Abbey has plaid hosts to all three previous FEASTs and provides a stunning backdrop, decorated with homemade bunting and flower decorations from social enterprise Branch-out mk CIC

From 11am to 4pm, visitors will be able to tuck into all kinds of street food, from Indian, Mexican and American dishes to burgers, locally made sausages and pizza. Vegan and vegetarian dishes will also be on offer. The farmers market will 

boast meat, bread, chocolate, chutneys, honey, juices and cakes and visitors can round off their day by shopping for soap, photography and other art as well as flowers from the area. 

For more information visit http://www.mkfoodrevolution.org/mk-feast/

MK Soup 14th July

MK Soup
Friday, 14th July, 7pm
Christian Foundation House, Wolverton

Based on the Detroit Soup model, MK Soup is a meeting place for people who would like to make the world a better place- whether through food, community action, sustainability or another idea. MK Soup is organised by the MK Food Revolution and the MK Christian Foundation. On the night of MK Soup you buy a £5 ticket for a bowl of soup and in return, you get to listen to four people pitch their community ideas. At the end of the night, the crowd votes for its favourite idea and the winner takes the profit of the night. Two months later, the group then hears back about what has been achieved with the money.

Visit www.mkfoodrevolution.org/mk-soup/ for more info

Friday, 23 June 2017

"Grow well, Live well" event on 5th July

Grow Well, Feel Well: Health, well-being and growing food in the city
5th July, 2-7pm at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London

Join us for an afternoon of workshops, speakers and networking to learn more about health, well-being and growing food. Organised in partnership with Growing Health, our summer network event will focus on a variety of topics suited for community organisers, home growers, support workers and anyone interested in urban agriculture.

For more information or to book visit their eventbrite page www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/grow-well-feel-well-health-well-being-and-growing-food-in-the-city-tickets-34628042

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